I am a senior research fellow at the Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS) at the University of Leuven. 

I study a broad range of topics, including natural resources, armed conflict, Voodoo, and internal constraints to development. 
My main research project studies the mining sector in eastern DRC. Detailed information can be found under social minefield.

You can find my CV here.

 

I am further affiliated to: 
the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town;
the Expertise Centre on Mining Governance (CEGEMI) at the University of Bukavu; 
the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at the University of Antwerp; 
and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).